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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 4
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Report to the Cabal: Part 4 [This one’s dedicated to my East Coast model submarine buddies, like Ray Mason who are sitting in the dark, waiting for the lights to come back on and the water to depart.  Hang in … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 3
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Report to the Cabal: Part 3 Today the chronology of events in the production of an injection-formed plastic model kit goes something like this: 1. Lead-man is assigned, research is completed, and documents and scanning models (optional, but desired) are … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 2
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Report to the Cabal: Part 2 The research I did in support of the Moebius Models 1/72 SKIPJACK kit resulted in a rather thick folder of plans (both BUSHIP based and private sources), photographs, tables, and news clippings. Pull up … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 1
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Report to the Cabal: Part 1 (A note to my long-time Cabal Report readers: this multi-part Report is the initial draft of what will become a proper instruction manual for those wishing to convert the Moebius Models 1/72 SKIPJACK plastic … Full Article→

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Best Bang for your Buck? – 1:48 P-61 Update Sets
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I’ve recently stumbled across yet another P-61 ‘Black Widow’ resin update set other than the True Details set I purchased a couple of months ago.  Obtaining copies of Mark Buchler’s Model Shack (now Flightline Engineering as of June 2016) set … Full Article→

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Vacuform Aircraft Modeling – Part 2
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What is a Vac kit – really? In the context of this series, a ‘vac’ kit is where the primary components are manufactured using a vacuum molding process.  Instead of parts formed from the injection of ‘molten’ polystyrene plastic under … Full Article→

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“R&L” of Australia, Boeing 707 1/590th. scale. Prize from a 1960’s Cereal Box.
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Just a coat of gloss white over primer.  Did do a bit of filling and sanding.  It has a better fit than some $20.00 kits I’ve assembled. Made by “R&L” of Australia.  I also purchased a “Boeing 727” and a … Full Article→

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Vacuform Aircraft Modeling – Part 1
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Part 1 – Personal View As a child, I thought of a ‘model kit’ as a box of injection molded plastic parts attached to molding ‘runners’ or ‘trees’ (commonly called ‘sprue’), molded in a ‘color’ to match the desired paint … Full Article→

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Brass Railing Replacements for the Revell 1:72 Type-7 Model Kit
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A Report to the Cabal: Here’s a brief article on how to use small gauge brass rod/wire and a purpose built assembly jig to form railing elements unique to this little submarine model.  For those of you wishing to subject … Full Article→

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